Ojibway Heritage

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McClelland and Stewart, 1987 - Indian mythology - 171 pages
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Rarely accessible beyond the limits of its people, Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning and mystery, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and other civilizations. In Ojibway Heritage, Basil Johnston sets forth the broad spectrum of his people’s life, legends, and beliefs. Stories to be read, enjoyed, dwelt on, and freely interpreted, their authorship is perhaps most properly attributed to the tribal storytellers who have carried on the oral tradition which Basil Johnston records and preserves in this book.
 

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Contents

Preface7
7
The Vision of Kitche Manitou11
11
Father Sun and Mother Earth21
21
The Nature of Plants32
32
The Nature of Animals46
46
Mans World59
59
The Midewewin80
80
The Path Without End94
94
The Path of Souls103
103
The Four Hills of Life109
109
The Vision119
119
Ceremonies Songs Dances134
134
The Incorporeal World149
149
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Basil Johnston, author of a dozen books, including Moose Meat and Wild Rice, is a prominent Ojibway ethnologist and one of North America s most renowned writers and storytellers.

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